Grace Church Visitor
A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Interest ofGraee Reformed Church
FORT WAYNE' INDIANA
©race IReformed Church
East Washington St., between Barr and Lafayette
REV. A. K. ZARTMAN, Pastor
Residence, 320 E. Washington St.
Sabbath School 9:30 A. M.
Church Services. 10:30 A. M. and 7:30 P. M.
Y. P. S. C. E 6;45 P. M.
Junior Y. P. S. C. E. 2;00 P. M.
Prayer Meeting, Wednesday 7:30 P. M.
Our mid-winter communion services
will be held Sabbath morning, January
9th. The week of prayer begins with the
Sabbath, Jan. 2d. We expect to have
services during that week. Puller an-
nouncement of which will be made later.
The Christmast entertainment for the
Sunday school and church, will be given
Sunday evening, December 26th. The
exercises will consist of singing and
some recitations by the Sunday school,
and stereopticon pictures on nativity.
We want every Sunday school scholar
and every member of the church and
your friends at this service.
Thursday evening, December 16th,
the women of Grace church will join
hands and serve one of their good old
time chicken suppers in the lecture rooms
of the church. They intend to make
this supper a great success. With the
help of everyone, they should get out a
large attendance and we guarantee the
supper. Let us have a large attendance
of our own people and let every mem-
ber make an effort to get out their
friends. The supper will be 20 cents.
The Christian World will make a very
acceptable and valuable Christmas gift
for any family. The price of the paper
is $1.50 a year. The pastor will be glad
to send in your subscription at any time.
The members of the church will be
jfurnished with special envelopes for
itheir Christmas offering. We hope and |
I pray for a generous offering. Let us |
I have a liberal gift at this Christmas sea- j
i son for the Lord who did so much for us. J
The Christmas offerings will be received!
pn the Sunday after Christmas, Decern-/
At a meeting of the Woman's Aid
society held recently it was decided to
have the penny boxes brought to the
church Thursday afternoon, December
16. A change has been made in the
date and the time for earning more
pennies for the boxes has been extend-
ed until a later date, some day during
The financial secretary will issue the
annual statement very shortly. The
consistory hopes that all the pledges
made for the current expenses of the
church will be paid in full not later than
Dec. 26th. Those two did not pledge
any definite amount for the year, we feel
sure will pay their full share to the cur-
rent expenses, in the measure in which
the Lord has given to them. It will go
hard with the man who dares to rob the
Lord of his du^s. while unmeasured
blessings shall be given to the man who
deals justly with his Master.
GRACE CHURCH VISITOR
Holy Night! Peaceful Night!
Holy night! peaceful night!
All is dark, save the light
Yonder where they sweet vigil keep
O 'er the Babe who in silent sleep
Rests in heavenly peace.
Holy night ! peaceful night !
Only for shepherds' sight
Came blest visions of angel-throngs
With their loud alleluia songs,
Saying, Jesus is come.
Holy night! peaceful night!
Child of heaven, oh, how bright
Thou didst smile on us when Thou
Blest indeed was that happy morn,
Full of heavenly joy.
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth,
To touch their harps of gold ;
"Peace on the earth, good-will to men
From heaven's all gracious King."
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing.
Still through the cloven skies they come,
With peaceful wings unfurled;
And still their heavenly music floats
'er all the weary world :
Above its sad and lowly plains
They bend on hovering wing,
And ever o'er its Babel sounds
The blessed angels sing.
Hark! a Burst of Heavenly Music
Hark ! a burst of heavenly music
From a band of seraphs bright,
Suddenly to earth descending,
In the calm and silent night:
To the shepherds of Judea,
Watching in the earliest dawn,
So they bear the joyful tidings,
"Jesus, Prince of peace, is born."
Sweet and clear those angel voices,
Echoing thro' the stormy sky,
As they chant the heavenly music,
' ' Glory be to God on high ! ' '
Slumbering in a lowly manger
Lies the mighty Lord of all,
And before the holy Stranger
See the trembling shepherds fall.
He has come, the long-expected,
Full of wisdom, love, and grace,
To redeem his ruined creatures,
To restore our fallen race.
So let angels wake the chorus,
So let ransomed men reply,
Chanting the celestial anthem,
"Glory be to God on high!"
Joy to the World, the Lord Is Come!
Joy to the world, the Lord is come !
Let earth receive her King,
Let ev'ry heart prepare Him room,
And heaven and nature sing,
Joy to the world, the Saviour reigns ;
Let men their songs employ;
While, fields and floods, rocks, hills and
Repeat the sounding joy.
The Sunday school scholars have al-
ready been supplied with coin colectors
for their Christmas offerings. When the
children solicit you for a few pennies or
nickels, do not turn them away empty
handed, give them all the encouragement
you can. We want a liberal Christmas
The pastor has arranged with a Chi-
cago house for Stereopticon slides for
Christmas. It is one of the finest col-
lections of Christmas slides he could
find. Among them are a number of
Christmas hymns, which are printed in
this issue of the Visitor. We want every
one to become familiar with them, so
we can sing them with heart and soul at
the Christmas service.
GRACE CHURCH VISITOR
LAID TO REST.
After many months of suffering, Mrs.
Julia Riley, died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Jennie Butler, on Smith
street, Tuesday night, November 9th.
She was born in Carrol county, Ohio,
May 30th, 1838. She was aged 71 years,
6 months and 21 days. She came with
her father's family to this state, when
she was but a child and resided at
Hoagland, about twelve miles south of
Fort Wayne. For the past forty years
she was a resident of Fort Wayne. Mr.
and Mrs. Riley united with Grace church
May 25, 1890. Very early in life Mrs.
Riley accepted Christ and united with
the United Brethren church. She was
^all her life a devout and consistent
Christian woman. During the many
years of her illness and suffering which
deprived her of the privileges of the
sanctuary, she did not forget her Lord.
She trusted in Him and loved Him with
a full heart. She bore her suffering
with Christian fortitude and patience.
As the end was approaching she became
anxious to depart and be with the Lord.
Her husband died in July 1890. Mrs.
Four sons, one daughter, one brother
and a number of grandchildren survive
her. The funeral services were held
Saturday, November 13th from the
Lutheran church at Hoagland.
READ AND THINK.
The United States gives annually for
Foreign Missions, 1 inch. .$ 7,500,000
Chewing Gum, 1 1-2-in.. . 11,000,000
Confectionery, 24-in 178,000,000
Bread, 85-in 600,000,000
Tobacco, 107-in 750,000,000
Intoxicating liquor, 245-in. 2,000,000,000
The bequest of $200 made by Mr. John
Bigler to Grace church, was recently
paid to the pastor by the executor of the
estate and applied upon the bonded debt
of the church.
A number of broken lights in the
kitchen of the church and in the Sun-
day school have just been replaced at
the request of Mrs. Kate Certia. This
was a very generous act on her part,
and is deserving of the thanks of the
The subscription price of the Visitor
is 25 cents a year. Do you know how
much it costs a year to publish the pa-
per, and how much of the pastor's time
it requires each month to get out an is-
sue? Are you interested in the parish
paper? Do you care to read it? Are
you doing anything to help to maintain
the paper? How many of the members
of Grace church do you suppose are get-
ting the paper each month of the year,
perhaps two or three copies a month, and
are paying the small amount of 25 cents
a year for their paper? How about
yourself? Are you paying anything to
the support of the paper? The pastor
gives his time and work free. He does
not realize any profit out of the paper.
The net profits go to the parsonage fund.
Through the kindness of Mr. Willis
Pearce, the pastor recently came into
the possession of a very fine carriage
horse, the gift of Mr. and Mrs. F. I.
Brown. We are very grateful to Mr.
and Mrs. Brown and Mr. Pearse for this
kindness. We are very much pleased
with "Pat." He is a splendid driver,
quite a goer, and has an abundance of
good horse sense. He felt just a little
homesick when he first came to make his
home with us, and we felt just real sorry
for him. We are trying to show him
all the kindness we can, and hope that
before long he will feel at home with
us. He is already beginning to know
where some of our parishners live and
finds the way very readily to his new
Do your Christmas buying from our
GRACE CHURCH VISITOR
A. ZARTMAN, Editor and Publisher
Subscription Price, 25 cents per year
With this issue the Visitor begins its
20th volume. It has been a paying in-
vestment, and has been a great help to us
in our work. The twenty volumes give a
very interesting and complete history of
Grace church for the past twenty years.
For the financial success of the paper,
we are indebted to a very large extend
to our advertisers, many of whom have
been with us, since we first began to
publish the paper. When you are mak-
ing your purchases, do not forget these
men, who are making it possible for us
to continue the publication of our parish
paper. They have a right to expect the
patronage of the members and friends
of Grace church.
Mr. and Mrs. Bitner and daughter
Esther, spent Thanksgiving with friends
at Elkhart, Ind.
The Rummage Sale conducted by the
Woman's Aid Society on East Main
street, netted the society $44.60.
Mr. John Schneider is one of the
janitors at the new Masonic Cathedral.
This makes a very nice place for him.
Miss Gretchen Niedhammer has been
having a very serious attack of quincy.
She was confined to the house for several
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert have sold their
home on Winter street and are for the
present having rooms with Mr. Balzel
on Hugh street.
Six hundred and thirty-eight dollars
and fifty cents were recently paid on the
church debt. The next payment will be
made at our interest-paying time, Jan-
Since the last issue of the Visitor, two
more subscriptions were added to our
church debt and organ fund. We hope
to be able to announce a number of oth-
ers very soon.
Mr. Straubs has purchased
a lot in the Pfeiffer Place addition,
where they will put up a house for
themselves during the winter, if the
weather will permit.
Rev. H. B. Diefenbach, of Bluffton,
delivered a very excellent address at the
District C. E. convention recently held
in the city. He spoke on "The
Church, Our Legacy. ' '
Christmas is coming, the chimes of the
Christmas bells are already heard in the
distance and the Christmas shoppers are
busy, but no one is quite as busy and
frisky these days, as our old friend
Dr. Coblentz entertained the Wo-
man's Missionary society at his palatial
home at 921 West Berry street, Thurs-
day afternoon, November 18th. The
Doctor knows how to entertain his
Mr. Klippenger 's home at Garrett was
burned recently. Mrs. Klippenger was
formerly Miss Kate Romy, the daughter
of Mrs. Catherine Romy. It is likely
that the family will come to Fort Wayne
and locate here permanently.
The pastor has just received a very
interesting letter from Miss C. Schaaf
from Palo Alto, Cal. She is delighted
with her work at Leland Standf ord Uni-
versity. She wishes to be remembered
to the members of Grace church.
Miss Anna Doermer has a supply of
tickets for the chicken supper Thursday
evening, December 16th. Get a supply
from her and go out among your friends
and do some hustling. Every woman
is expected to sell at least ten tickets.
GRACE CHURCH VISITOR
Since the last issue of the Visitor,
Ralph Siebold has been to the St. Jo-
seph hospital for an operation for ap-
pendicitis. The operation was quite a
serious one, but he got along splendidly
and, is now out and about and feeling
Friday evening, November 26th, the
ladies of the church served supper in the
lecture rooms of the church for the dele-
gates of the District C. E. convention.
The Endeavorers had a pleasant time to-
gether and enjoyed their supper im-
The Christian Endeavor society is an
institution in the church in which every
young member of the church should take
an active part. The society is open to
all members of the church and if you
are not in their ranks you are missing a
RULES FOR SPEECH.
Let him speak what is true ;
Let him speak what is -useful;
Let him speak what is pleasant ;
Let him tell no disagreeable truth ;
Let him utter no agreeable falsehood.
This is the eternal law.
THE BOSTON STORE
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T. W. HUTCHINSON
New Location:— 169 East Wayne Street, Opposite White
Globe Printing & Binding Co.
301-303 East Columbia St. FORT WAYNE, IND.
THE LEWIS POWER
This Machine is for Sale by WM.L. HILBISH
HOME PHONE 2381
Residence 806 Washington Blvd. East
Have Your Prescriptions filled at Ft.
Wayne's Modern Drug Store
D and N PHARMACY
624 CALHOUN ST.
Freistroffer & Son
Practical Horse - Shoeing
714 Harrison St.
Horses Called For and Returned
GRACE CHURCH VISITOR
One of the most interesting and suc-
cessful conventions ever held by the In-
diana Christian Endeavor Union of the
Fort Wayne district opened at the Ply-
mouth Congregational church on Thanks-
giving evening and continued during the
following day, closing with the Friday
evening session. Each evening's session
was preceeded by a half hour organ re-
cital given by John B. Archer, which
proved to be most interesting to all at-
tending. There was a gratifying attend-
ance of both delegates and Fort Wayne
Endeavorers and those not attending any
of the convention sessions certainly
missed a great opportunity. Splendid
addresses were delivered by local and
out-of-town ministers and the various
papers by Endeavors were most in-
At the close of the Thursday evening
session a reception was held by the Fort
Wayne Endeavors for all delegates in at-
tendance and together with the supper
given at this church it proved that there
is still some life in the Fort Wayne En-
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Grocery & Meat Market
Grocdries, Fresh and Smoked Meats
Fruits, Poultry, etc.
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630-630 Harrison & 208 W. Main Sts.
T. H. BOHEN
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1242 Lafayette St. Telephone 807
Not a Mud Splasher
We wouldn't throw mud at anyone else,
but we will fight hard for Business. We
are going to fight hard to induce you to
send your Linens to us. Just a trial
will convince you of the durability of
our High Gloss Finish.
Eagle Steam Laundry
1802 Calhoun St.
We Improve With Age
For over forty-five
years this has been
FORT WAYNE'S BEST STORE
We can serve you: better
now than ever before
The Rurode Dry Goods Co.
Salesroom 920 Calhoun Street
Fort Wayne, Ind.
W. J. & M. S. VESEY
Finest of Stock of everything in season.
Novelties and Supplies of all kinds.
Orders promptly filed
Home phone 6231, bell 316 2602 Thompson Ave.
STOUDER for Hardware
One Minute Washing Machine
122 E. Columbia St.
WHY DON'T YOU LOOK?
GRACE CHURCH VISITOR
The Gross Pharmacy
Barr and Washington Sts.
Make a Specialty of
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OF THE PEOPLE: BY THE PEOPLE: AND FOR THE
Give The Home Supply Co., (Phone
6030) your orders for coal and receive
the personal attention of its Managers,
Messrs. Wise and Coffee.
Yards: Hoa gland Ave. & Wabash R. R.
BIG DEPARTMENT STORE
SHOW COMPLETE LINES
Of Dry Goods, Ladies' Suits and Coats,
Carpets, Rugs, Linoleums, Curtains,
and Draperies, China,' House Furnish-
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119-121-123-125-127 WEST BERRY STREET
Wayne Dry Goods Co.
Of the Old Retail Store of George DeWald & Co.
Fine Dress Goods, Silks and Satins
Ladies' Ready Made Garments
Suits, Cloaks and Furs, Lace
Curtains, Draperies and Shades
908 Latham Street Old No 98
GEO. JACOBS' MUSIC STORE
Pianos and Organs
Music and Musical Merchandise
1021-1023 CALHOUN STREET
WM. PAPE, Sr. WM. PAPE. Jr.
WM. PAPE & SON
Wall Paper, Room Moulding, Paints,
Oils, Brushes, Window Shades, Etc.
224 EAST WA YNE ST. TELEPHONE 455
W.D.HENDERSON & CO.
Hay, Straw, Grain, Feed and Seeds,
Pure Oil Meal, Poultry
231-233 E. COLUMBIA ST. Phone 144
MADE IN FORT WAYNE
Old Fort Ice Cream Co.
ICE CREAM and ICES
When buying your Ice Cresm for Parties,
Socials or your private use, we would res-
pectfully ask a share of your patronage.
We known we can please you with prices,
quality and varieties, in fact anything you
want in the Ice Cream Line.
or Molds for Flowers, Animals, or Lodge
Emblems in Any Color.
Telephone No. 2621
606 WEST MAIN STREET
GRACE CHURCH VISITOR
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CORNER CALHOUN AND BERRY STS.
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Telephone 362 Electron Building E. Berry St
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Toys, Notions, Wagons, Trunks, Veloc-
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5c and lOe GOODS, Etc.
A. R. HILLS, 109 East Main St.
The Best of Everthing Optical
Eyes Examined Without Charge
H. H. Rogers
Eye Specialist and Manufacturing
No. 117 West Berry Street
For the Cure of All Nervous Diseases
DR. J. W. COBLENTZ
125 Douglas Ave. Fort Wayne, Ind.
J. C. PELTIER
No. 117 W. WAYNE STREET
Open Day and Night. Telephone 25
Best service rendered from SOFT
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Snow White Washing done on short
Troy Laundry 3 os-3i4 Peari st.
Neireiter & Gumpper
Room 7 Schmitz Block. Phone 893
For Always 1\/lilJir%£>'w*\y Quality and
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Opposite Court House
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Phone 2381. Res. 806 Washington Blvd. East
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